[cvsnt] Error with 2.0.51d ends with "results may not be corr ect"

Lehman, Curtis CLehman at carrieraccess.com
Fri Sep 3 17:42:14 BST 2004

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Saw this e-mail and made me wonder if this could be my problem of CVS
crashing. The problems seemed to start when the we started using Linux
clients. There seems to be some sequence that causes CVS  seem to get stock
were it pegs out the CPU usage and slowly uses up all the memory in the
server till the server crashes. ( I have submitted a couple e-mails about
asking for help to trace and debug, but have really gotten any suggestions
of what to try.) I have caught the server in the process of doing this a
couple of times and it looks like CVS has a couple of connections open and I
think stock to different users. ( I did a netstat to see the cvs clients
connected.) The 2.0.51 clients are running on Linux and the 2.0.51d server
on a windows box.  Could CVS be crashing because of the lockserver
duplicating mixed-case locks, and causing the repository to fail?

Curtis Lehman

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Hoyle [mailto:tmh at nodomain.org]
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 10:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Error with 2.0.51d ends with "results may not be

Flávio Etrusco wrote:
> Tony, I'm positive this is a recent bug; AFAIR 2.0.41 wasn't affected.
Maybe some code rework using a recursive function?
2.0.41 was affected, but silently (every version since about 2.0.24 was
affected actually).  The lookup would abort early and sometimes cause
files to be put in the wrong place.  It would also cause the lockserver
to duplicate mixed-case locks, potentially causing the repository to fail.

It took a long time to track down what was causing the problem and after
I found it I put the warning in.  Since the default permissions are to
give everyone the correct access this will only affect those who try to
lock down the repository too far and prevent users from accessing it.

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